Race Info

The 2020 Hot Potato 5k was intended to be a celebration of the new Mountainside Community Center. Recently, the threat of COVID-19 has made it difficult for most activities to continue due to the public safety concerns.

It is with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to cancel the Hot Potato 5K in 2020.

For those of you who have already registered or donated, we will be reaching out to you individually via the contact information you provided.

As always, we appreciate your support of the Hot Potato 5K and TVYAF. You and your family are in of our thoughts during these trying times.


June 13, 2020

@ 9:00am

Seventh annual Tater Tot Trot
(a mile-long race for kids) begins at 8:15 am!

Trinity Lutheran Church
1220 West Maple Street
Valley View, PA 17983

5k Age Groups

12 & Under









Tater Tot Trot
Age Groups:

5 & Under




Overall Male & Female Winners will receive a medal, trophy and $100 gift card.

Top 3 Male & Female in each 5k age group will receive: Gold Medal + $25 gift card, Silver Medal or Bronze Medal.
Top 3 Male & Female in each Tater Tot Trot age group will receive medals.

Prizes are distributed the day of the race. If you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony, please visit the registration table. If you do not receive your prize the day of the race, your prize must be picked up in person at Sterman Masser Inc. (2 Fearnot Rd, Sacramento, PA) before July 10, 2020 or it will be forfeited.


Sterman Masser, Inc. is excited to host Hegins Valley’s 7th Annual Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk, which will again include the 6th Annual Tater Tot Trot for kids ages 12 and under. It is one of SMI’s core beliefs that community involvement is essential for the success and continued growth of the Hegins Valley community. In addition, one of our basic corporate commitments is: “To enhance the lives in our community by being the potato products company of choice." To fulfill these beliefs, we have been searching for a way to enhance our community in a larger way. The establishment of this race in 2013 has created what we hope will be a long-standing tradition while promoting a healthy lifestyle for our community.

With that in mind, the Tri-Valley Youth Activities Fund was established in 2015, a non-profit 501c(3) charitable organization.  The purpose of the TVYAF is: "To enhance the quality of life for all members of our community and surrounding areas by promoting, restoring and constructing the infrastructure needed to attract and retain the best and brightest so that the vitality of our region is sustained for generations to come." The TVYAF board awarded over $90,000 in grant monies raised from 2014 to 2018 to Tri-Valley youth and children associations.  

In 2019, the TVYAF board took another step forward in their mission by purchasing the former Fearnot Assemby of God church builiding and gym facility, establishing the Mountainside Community Center.  Proceeds from the 2019 and the upcoming 2020 race will go to refurbishing and maintaining this facility to help provide additional practice space for many of the youth organizations in our area.  The board will continue to look at ways to expand the use of Mountainside, benefitting all members of our community.


If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please download and complete this PDF form. Please submit your form and payment by April 24th to guarantee placement on T-Shirt or by May 15th to guarantee placement on banners.

2020 Platinum Sponsors ($2500 or more)

2020 Specialty Sponsor ($1500 or more)

2020 Gold Sponsors ($1000 or more)

2020 Silver Sponsors ($500 or more)

2020 Bronze Sponsors ($250 or more)

2020 Friend Sponsors ($100 or more)

2020 Donation Sponsors ($50 or more)


Thank you to all the donations that were received via the registration website, as well as all the in-kind donations. You all make this race possible.


Due to the cancelation of this year's event, registration is closed. 

If you have already registered via RunSignUp, you can process your refund or donate your registration fee by clicking on the REGISTER! link and following the instructions.

Deadlines/Entry Fees:

February 16th – March 22nd
March 23rd – April 26th
April 27th – June 10th
Evening Before / Day of Event
All Participants ages 13 to 18
All Participants 12 and Under

Participants can pick-up registration packets prior to race day at Trinity Lutheran Church (in the Social Hall at the west end of the church), 1220 W Maple St, PA 17968, on Friday, June 12, 2020, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Registration packets will also be available to pick up on day of event from 7:00am to 8:45am.

Registrations will be accepted the day of race, as well as at the registration packet pick-up the night before in the Social Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church. Registration will close 20 minutes prior to the start of the race.

All participants who register before May 1st will be guaranteed “The Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk” official T-shirt and Goodie Bag. Registrations received after this date will receive a Goodie Bag, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed.  We always try our best to have a shirt for everyone.

Students ages 13 to 18 should register using the "Hot Potato 5k - Students 13 to 18" registration link to receive the flat rate of $25.

Children ages 12 and under can sign up using the "Tater Tot Trot and Hot Potato 5K - Children 12 & under" registration link. The child will be registered for the Tater Tot Trot and you can elect to also sign he/she up for the 5K at no additional charge. Your child is invited to run in either or both; however be sure to select "YES" when asked if he/she would like to be included in the 5K or be sure to inform the registration staff the day of the race so that we can be sure that your child's time is recorded.

The Post-Race Party will be held after the event and will include a loaded baked potato bar, entertainment and children’s activities.



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